Friday, 19 September 2014

Reach for the skies.

Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.
I am in work later but first my landlord is coming out to put skirting board in my bedroom where the alcoves were dry lined and then i can repaper and get my bedroom straight again.He is also fixing my kitchen cupboard which fell off the wall a few weeks ago.
At the moment my plates and bowls are stacked up on the kitchen table, not a good look.
So enough of my waffle and on to my card which i am also entering into the following challenges:
1.Penny Black @ Allsorts Challenge - September Challenge - Autumn colours
2.The Squirrel & The Fox Challenge - Challenge 77 - For a male
3.Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Challenge 19 - Autumn colours
4.Totally Gorjuss Challenge - Challenge 253 - String
5.Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Autumn - i have gone with autumn colours, the image is new but the papers are very old
6.Crafting For All Seasons Challenge - Challenge 86 - Colours of autumn
7.Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 339 - Awesome autumn
8.4 Crafty Chicks Challenge - Challenge 212 - Fall

I was messing around with my camera settings last night so my sideways photo looks different is colour, the first 2 pics are more true to how the card looks irl.
Products used are:
Kraft card
Kaisercraft papers 
Distress tool
Woodware stamp - Hot air balloon
Polychromo pencils
Letraset fine liner
White gel pen - Sakura
A close up of the hot air balloon.

And a sideways view.
Wish i knew which settings i used on my
Thanks so much for looking.
Lotsa Hugs


  1. What a fab stamp, love Woodware as you know. Gorgeous rich colours too

  2. Very Autumnal and very lovely Nic, great card, Jx

  3. Oh gorgeous colours Nic,love the image and the way you coloured it up is fab.....
    Have a good day.xx

  4. Beautiful card Nic would suit male or female luv the colours. Have a great weekend.
    Chris x

  5. Gorgeous rich colours, Coops! Great image too! The buttons and peg are the perfect finishing touches!
    Have a wonderful weekend! xx

  6. Brilliant card love the image and rich Autumn colours -great papers too
    Carol x

  7. waue love this colouring and this ballon

  8. Oh wow Nic this is absolutely fantastic, great image and awesome colours so deep and rich, love it.
    lorraine x

  9. This is a stunner Nic, beautiful rich autumn colours and I really love that stamp!! Thanks for playing at OBAG too xx

  10. Gorgeous card Nic love the colour's and fabulous balloons have a lovely weekend
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  11. This colour palette is just amazing coops! Love your hot air balloon and your little clothes pin is such a great touch! Sorry to hear about your cupboard, good grief, what a disaster that must be!! Have a great weekend! hugs :)

  12. A brilliant card Nic. Fab image and colours.
    Lorraine x

  13. A really super Autumnal make Copps, thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  14. Fabulous colouring, Nic! And those colours are gorgeous!

  15. This is gorgeous Nic. I love the image, beautiful warm colours and wonderful layout.
    Sue xx

  16. OMG, your coloring of this stamp is amazing! Love these rich, warm tones. Perfect card for a dreamer. Have a nice weekend!
    Anna xxx

  17. Wow, I like this card! Fabulous colour scheme and that balloon is a great stamp! Love the sentiment 'pinned' on... looks great!

  18. LOVE THIS! Nic, what a wonderful design, reminds me of phileas fogg. Sounds like you will be busy with a different kind of paper soon hun.

    Donna x

  19. Oh Wow! what a beautiful card Coops! I love the balloon image and the scrummy papers and buttons… fab colours… the card has a wonderful vintage feel to it!! :-))
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Big hugs
    Sue xx

  20. Lovely card Nic, perfect colours for the challenge.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts 'Autumn' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  21. Wonderful creation with gorgeous colors, layering and layout. Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons. Barb

  22. wow super Up Up and away card Nic ... very colourful ... hope you manage to get all your jobbies sorted ... what happened when the kitchen cupboard fell off the wall ... hope no one was standing underneath ... hope you have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  23. Lovely card Nic, great colours and I love that balloon, great work!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  24. Totally awesome - your colouring is truly amazing.
    Debs xx

  25. Just gorgeous, love the Air Balloon and the colours. Marlene

  26. Fabulous stamp and brilliant colouring the papers and colours and fabulous design.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  27. Fab card Coops loving the colour and the theme x

  28. This is really cool. Love the colours and all the layers. Great work! :)

  29. A fabulous card Nic, I love the lush seasonal colours and a great layout too!
    Have a lovely weekend hun :)

  30. Gorgeous card Coop's I like the balloon the peg and the buttons
    Kevin xx

  31. Hope the repairs are complete to your satisfaction! Your card is fabulous - love the colouring with the pencils and all its shabby goodness. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Squirrel and the Fox.

  32. Another stunning card Nic, love that balloon and the colour combo is brilliant :o)
    Jackie xx

  33. Gorgeous Nic, love the colours they are so rich. What a brilliant image too. Hugs Susan x

  34. Wow Nic... fabulous! Gorgeous autumnal colouring too... love it!

    Christine x

  35. Wonderful image and colored up wonderfully. I love balloons - they are so fun and inspiring. This is such a fun and positive card Nic. Hope your house gets back in order soon. Hugz!

  36. Another stunning card Coops. Love it all! Thanks for joining us again at Fantasy Stampers. Caz

  37. Adorable creation with adorable autumn colours...thanks so much for joining in our challenge of 'colours of autumn' and good luck in the draw...
    {Crafting For All Seasons DT Member}

  38. I am loving the colors you used for your card. Super rich colors for fall. The distressing is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your incredible creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Tamie 4CC DT

  39. Absolutely love your interpretation, Nic - fab stamp and just love all those distressed edges. Can't wait to see your GDT projects for us next month, hun. Thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers for our 'Autumn Colours' challenge.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  40. Gorgeous card for a man Nic, fab image and muted tones x

  41. Brilliant card, just perfect for our "Colours Of Autumn" challenge.I love the image & how you've coloured it!
    Thanks for sharing your great work with us at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  42. This is a gorgeous card, such a wonderful autumnal feel.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.


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